“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.” Ronald Reagan
As we continue to look at the call of Abraham, I think we cans safely say that he wasn’t concerned about himself getting the credit for being such a great instrument in the hands of God. Abraham clearly understood that he was the means and not the goal of blessing by God. Let’s continue to look at the third promise of blessing and purpose from our text in Genesis 12:1-3
12 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
It is through him that others will be blessed, but the purpose goes beyond Abraham, “all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Abraham knew that he was blessed, not so that he could be the object of blessing, but the channel thereof. We must always remember that mission in the Bible always involves the individual and the community of God’s people cooperating with God in his work of reversing what took place as a result of the fall.
This new day presents many opportunities. They are limitless as long as we don’t mind who gets the credit. Lets act in faith and give God the glory, remembering that we are just the means of blessing and not the goal.